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Pointers for Effective and Safe Flea Treatment Application

Most probably, you put your pet on a monthly tick and flea prevention schedule. As opposed to what a lot of owners think, even indoor pets should be placed on a preventive routine. Even if your pet hates sitting still, putting on flea medication should not be too difficult. But there are a few tips that can help you with the task. Before anything else, whatever type of medication you give to your pet, ensure that you read and follow the instructions meticulously! If your pet is sick or pregnant, get your vet's clearance before you apply the medicine. In case your vet is not available, call the manufacturer of the product. It's a must to be careful with pets with compromised immune systems.

When dealing with medication, it is always best not to separate the product from the label or the box. Several pet owners buy a six-month supply of flea medication, so that need not return to the vet each month. And that is perfectly okay! But make sure to keep the entire supply in the box, so in case of an emergency, or if you ever have questions, you can simply refer to the label.

Applying flea medication on a dog is generally easier than on a cat; dogs won't usually make a fuss out of it. However, a dog tends to roll around more than a cat, so if the medication hasn't fully been absorbed, it may not be fully effective. That's why before bedtime is the best time to give your dog flea medication. He should be less active or playful by this time. Most likely, the manufacturer will include some recommendations on the label. Again, spend time reading these and other instructions as with a dog car seat, not just to keep your pet safe, but also to make sure that the medication will work as it should.

If you're sure you're doing everything as instructed but the fleas are still there, then you may have to take a step further than your pet. Check your house and yard for flea infestations. After apply the medication, vacuum the entire area to get rid of the fleas or at least control their number. Talk to your vet and seek advice about eliminating fleas around your home. If nothing ever works, you can contact a pest control company.

Flea medicine application is rather easy, and it's not even something you would need the help of a veterinarian with. The idea is to read the directions very carefully. If you do, there's no reason you won't be able to do it correctly. Of course, if there's something you're not quite sure of, you can always call the vet or the product manufacturer for help. They're usually more than happy to give assistance Top Dog Tips.

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